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2020 sets record for negative emotions – HotAir

2020 sets record for negative emotions – HotAir

Gallup’s latest Negative Experience Index, which annually tracks these experiences worldwide in more than 100 countries and areas, shows that collectively, the world was feeling the worst it had in 15 years.Gallup asked adults in 115 countries and areas if they had five specific negative experiences on the day preceding the survey.About one in four or more experienced sadness (27%) or anger (24%).Already at or near record highs in 2019, experiences of worry, stress, sadness and anger continued to gain steam and set new records in 2020.

Four in 10 adults said they had experienced worry (40%) or stress (40%), and just under three in 10 had experienced physical pain (29%) during a lot of the previous day.Worry and sadness each rose one percentage point, anger rose two, and stress rocketed up five.

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